Category Archives: Family

On The Fox Trail……At Fushimi-Inari Shrine (Kyoto)

  For the last couple of years this wonderful place has been voted by foreign tourists as the number one site in Japan and it’s quite easy to see why but it hasn’t always been that way for this is actually … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt IV: Kyoto

Going to Kyoto in the Golden Week holiday season was one event that was filling me with dread ahead of our trip to the ancient city, and though it was inevitably busy it was never quite as bad as I … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt III: Osaka

Although Kyoto was the main place to see in this area I decided that Shin-Osaka would be a more convenient and cheaper location to base ourselves in case we wanted to go to Nara, Kobe or Himeji which are all … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt II: Hiroshima

  Both my parents agreed that, family stuff aside, the highlight of their holiday to Japan was our day trip to Miyajima where we all climbed Mount Misen. On my last few visits to see the in-laws I’ve been seeking out … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt I: Tokyo

  The start of the Golden Week holiday season in Japan coincided with my parents coming to visit us for the first time in over a decade. Nothing more than dinner at our new-ish place on the first day and … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Hotel New Otani

  Believe it or not, I actually had no input when it came to making a reservation for lunch at Hotel New Otani which has an association with James Bond having appeared in one of the Sean Connery films back … Continue reading

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Golden Week J-League Football In Kobe

  Watching J-League matches close to home is hard enough at the best of times due to work, family and kick off scheduling so to take in a game whilst away from Tokyo needs a fair bit of luck. Fitting in … Continue reading

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